Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jacob Brown

Marker ID: THC 1A 25
Location: Tennessee Route 815, Jonesborough, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 12.518    W 082° 28.456
  36.20863333    -82.47426666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5Z2W


About one mile S.W., this pioneer from S.C. settled on Nolichucky River in 1771. Brown's purchase of 2 tracts of land from the Cherokee on March 25, 1775, was made beneath a great oak tree still standing nearby. His sandstone marker reads "Jacob Brown, D. Jan. 25, 1785," The brick house nearby was built by his grandson, Byrd Brown, about 1800.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.